Meghan Markle speaks out for overworked working mothers who ‘shoulder so much’


MEGHAN MARKLE has spoken out about the pressures on working mothers who “are asked to shoulder so much” as she announced a collaborative scheme to expand childcare support.

The coalition aims to bolster the United State’s economic recovery by supporting working mothers and advocating for policies which aid them.

A survey conducted by McKinsey & Company and Marshall Plan for Moms revealed that 69 percent of women looking for word said child-care benefits could sway their decision on where to work.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has spoken out for working mothers (Image: Getty)


The new initiative aims to bolster the US economy by providing childcare (Image: Getty)

It also found nearly half of women who had left the workforce did so over child care.

Founder of Marshall Plan for Moms and Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani said: “Our report shows that you can attract, retain and advance women in the workforce only through the provision of offering child-care benefits.”

The Duchess said in a statement: “Families everywhere, and especially working moms, are asked to shoulder so much.

“This has only been heightened by the pandemic, with increased caregiving responsibilities, rising prices, and economic uncertainty.

Meghan pregnant

Meghan expressed her initial struggles with motherhood (Image: Getty)

She added: “Today, we’re sending a message that childcare isn’t just a community imperative – it’s a business imperative.

“Creating a stronger workforce starts with meeting the needs of families.”

In 2019 following the birth of Archie, Ms Markle spoke to ITV’s Tom Bradbury about the struggles of motherhood: “Any woman especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging.

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan are confirmed to be bringing their children to the UK in June (Image: Getty)

“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it’s ..yeah.. thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay.”

“But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

Meghan then admitted to Mr Bradbury that she was in fact “not really okay” and that she was “struggling” after the birth of her first child Archie.

Now, after the birth of her second child, Lilibet, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed that they will bring their children to the UK in June.


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